LA 2007 Preview: Toyota to make fuel cell announcement

In late September, a Toyota fuel cell vehicle based on the previous generation Highlander SUV ran 347 miles from Osaka to Tokyo on a single hydrogen fill up. To date the company still hasn't given much detail about the vehicle configuration such as the fuel capacity but we may find out more in a couple of weeks. At their Los Angeles Auto Show press conference, Toyota will be making what they are terming a "major" announcement about their fuel cell program. No other information is available right now but it seems likely that they will follow General Motors and Honda in releasing a fleet of fuel cell vehicles to the public. We'll keep you posted, live from LA, in a couple of weeks.

[Source: Toyota]
10/30/2007 Torrance, CA

October 30, 2007 – Torrance, CA - Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. will stage the world premiere of the all-new 2008 Sequoia full-size sport utility vehicle (SUV) and also make a major announcement regarding Toyota's fuel cell
development program at a press conference at the 2007 Los Angeles Auto Show.

The completely redesigned 2008 Sequoia will be more spacious with a higher level of passenger comfort. It also will be substantially more powerful and yet, significantly more fuel efficient.

The press conference will be held on Wednesday, November 14 at 12:15 PM at the Toyota exhibit space in the West Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center. A video clip of the press conference will be available for viewing following the event on the website.

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